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LA fire kills elderly woman, husband, son critical

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Fire Department officials say a fire in a downtown apartment near Chinatown killed a woman in her 80s and left her husband and adult son in critical condition.

Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the blaze on the top floor of a two-story apartment complex was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, and it took 44 firefighters 13 minutes knock it down.

He says the woman was pulled from the apartment and later died at a hospital. Her husband and son were able to get out on their own but remain hospitalized with critical injuries.

The names and ages of the victims have not been released.

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